Submitted by Valerie Fiset RN, PhD, Professor, Baccalaureate Nursing, Brockville
Recent BScN graduate, Kirstie Grimard, has been nominated for the New Graduate Excellence Award from Nursing the Future (NTF), a national professional nursing and healthcare educational organization. Kirstie is now working at the Perley & Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre in Ottawa, ON.
"Beginning my nursing practice, especially in a global pandemic has been challenging yet rewarding. I always wake up excited and eager to take on any challenge I may face at the Perley & Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre," Kirstie said. "This nomination means a lot to me. But more than anything, I am thankful for the people I work with every day and the residents' lives I can positively impact. Being nominated for the NTF New Grad Excellence Award just proves you get back what you give, and I feel honoured the Perley recognized me!"
This award is "granted to a new graduate (in professional nursing practice < 1 year) who displays humility and trustworthiness, elevating the level of dialogue in conversations about nursing, leadership and change. This individual is courageous and compassionate, volunteers and contributes to community and professional initiatives. They have displayed exemplar growth in leadership over time and have the potential to positively impacts the nursing profession." The award will be announced on May 1, 2021.
Nursing the Future Awards